There are only a few great writers who happen to be drunks (Hemingway was one of them), but there are many more great drunks who just happen to be writers. The Long Weekend‘s Don Birnam seems to be among the latter. Billy Wilder’s 1945 film follows a very alcoholic Birnam as he goes on his last major bender — one of cinema’s most memorable. He lies to his girlfriend, hides bottles of alcohol around his apartment, steals a woman’s purse to pay off his bar tab, shoplifts from a liquor store, hallucinates, pawns his girlfriend’s coat and even buys a gun. In the end, he finally writes the novel that he has always wanted to, and we begin to think that maybe, of the two types of drunken writers, Birnam may actually belong to the first group. So what is his book called? Why, The Bottle, of course.